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will renting a luxury car in Italy put me in danger?

will renting a luxury car in Italy put me in danger?

Oct 20th, 2002, 03:37 PM
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jacob
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will renting a luxury car in Italy put me in danger?

I usually rent a BMW or porshe when I am in switzerland. I do not want to sound like a snob but I do enjoy riding a nice car. This trip I am going to Italy and would like to drive from place to place. Will it be safe to rent a nice car?
 
Oct 20th, 2002, 04:28 PM
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WE just returned from Italy. Hertz upgraded us to a Jaguar... drove it for 10 days and didn't seem to attract any attention. Don't know about a Porche.
 
Oct 20th, 2002, 06:14 PM
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Read this recent thread that asked very nearly the same thing. And try www.zephyrus.it (if it scratches the right itch for you).

Best wishes,

Rex
 
Oct 21st, 2002, 08:08 AM
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Question to Rex: You are such an expert. I just read the previous post, especially from BADIDEA, it scares me a little bit. I will pick up a brand new SL500 (US spec/standard) next fall and plan to use it for 3.5 weeks in Germany/Austria/Swizerland then ship it back to US. I do not expect I will have any problem with break-in there. Should I? How about bringing it into Venice and nearby towns? Any carjack or even get the whole car stolen?

JJ
 
Oct 21st, 2002, 09:50 AM
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I am not sure what you mean by calling me "such an expert". I have never driven a car that I owned in Europe. I have never driven a car with a purchase price of over $40,000 in Europe.

I would not drive any vehicle that I owned without COMPLETE REPLACEMENT insurance, from any of several kinds of potential casualty losses.

I do not think that anything will happen to your car in Italy.
 
Oct 21st, 2002, 02:17 PM
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Oct 21st, 2002, 02:27 PM
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maria
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i see many luxury cars when i travel to italy. i spent alot of time in
the small village of my family and there were bmw's, mercedes, alfa romeo
(sp?), audi, etc. in this small area.
this is also true when we travel on
the autostrada from rome to the adriatic coast. many many mercedes.
 

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